Posts Categorized: Opinion

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Reptile Romance – The TL:DR Edition

Reptile Romance – The TL:DR Edition

October 20, 2013 Opinion 10

It's been a very long 48 hours in Romanceland. Between Jack The Ripper / Skirt Flipper  and That Book With The Lizard Lead my social media feeds have been hopping. On Monday night, after way too many Gorn vs Sleestak jokes  I tweeted a string of thoughts including “Plantation gave way to… Read more »

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Jack The Ripper, Skirt Flipper

Jack The Ripper, Skirt Flipper

October 13, 2013 Opinion 24

While we’re busy not shaming each other’s kinks I’d like to talk about each other’s triggers. The rape fantasy has largely left mainstream genre romance but a new trope has risen to take it’s place, that of the abusive hero. in Karen Robards’ new series the heroine is fascinated by… Read more »

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A Deal and A Confession

A Deal and A Confession

September 16, 2013 Opinion 5

The Deal: Kobo is having an awesome sale through the end of the month. Using the coupon code “sept50″ gets you 50% off, and you can use it multiple times. The Confession: I totally planned to run a post today about the author vs. reviewer vs. authors who are also… Read more »

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How To Ruin Your Series For Me In One Easy Step

How To Ruin Your Series For Me In One Easy Step

September 9, 2013 Opinion 28

Today’s post is from our friend Alicia, and she hits the nail on the head. You can find her on Goodreads.  It is probably something that didn’t even cross your mind. Or, at least, I hope it didn’t. You wanted to include some diversity in your cast of characters. So… Read more »

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An Open Letter to Harlequin

An Open Letter to Harlequin

September 5, 2013 Opinion 42

Dear Harlequin, We need to talk. I’m a big, big fan of yours. Since 2009, I’ve read over 150 of your books. Because disability restricts my ability to read paper books, I’d guess that 90% of those were ebooks that I paid for, since the library here stocks few ebooks…. Read more »

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The Romance of the Older Woman

The Romance of the Older Woman

August 25, 2013 Opinion 22

Liz offered us this brilliant essay on romance and the older heroine, and we jumped at the chance. You can find her at her blog Something More. Outside of the red-hot New Adult subgenre, romance heroines in the 18-24 age range are much rarer than they once were. But despite… Read more »

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Reading Asexually

Reading Asexually

August 17, 2013 Opinion 9

Asexuality is almost completely absent from the romance genre. Characters without a sexual drive are either delicate young girls who haven’t found their dominant billionaire or closeted homosexuals. Asexuality is a sexual orientation that – when it is addressed in romance at all – is addressed as something to be… Read more »

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